NEAR WEEK EDITION #19
16 -22 AUG 2021
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Big things around the ecosystem:
- See you in Lisbon for NEAR Con Oct 26-27.
- NEAR Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Grain to support the development of smart contracts on the NEAR blockchain.
- “ITS SUSHI O’CLOCK” NEAR coming to SushiSwap.
- Octopus 2,5% IDO sale took off on Skyward Finance.
- A new era of gaming is NEAR with OPGames!
- Creating an open-source library of audited smart contracts on NEAR.
NEAR’s week by the numbers:
- Total transactions: 22,636,008
- Total accounts: 550,731
- Weekly active accounts: WIP
- Monthly active developers: 630
- Total distributed all-time: 548,141 $NEAR
- Total transactions: 10,441
- Total DAOs: 180
- TVL: 231,787 $NEAR
- Sputnik / Astro update
- A DAO now owns IP and funds biotech research at a leading lab.
- NEARWEEK took its first step in the NEARWEEK DAO journey.
- Staking Monday’s next guest is NEAR’s very own Illia Polosukhin.
- “ITS SUSHI O’CLOCK” NEAR coming to SushiSwap.
- How to stake on SushiSwap.
- This is how Meta Pool works - it is live and you can start staking today.
- After the exploit Ref Finance will officially re-launch at 12am (UTC) on Aug. 23.
- Earn $REF with the Octopus Network launch.
- Announcing the launch of NearPad’s token distribution event for the platform’s native $PAD token.
- Crypto.com DeFi wallet is now supporting NEAR!
- NEAR is building out its core, native DeFi infrastructure. Check it out!
- Developer office hours are live - It’s a new daily dev support initiative which summarises all the questions from the NEAR Discord channel #dev-support. Go check it out!
- NEAR Sighted Weekend Roundup with highlights from last week.
- A new version of nearcore 1.21.0-rc.1 for testnet was released. If you are running a node on testnet, please upgrade to the new version.
- You can now see all the details about the validation nodes on NEAR wallet.
- Latest DevRel update is available here.
- Watch the latest Dev Platform Sync here.
- Read the latest Dev Platform, Wallet and Node Experience Team updates here.
- Check the NEPs Github here.
- Learn NEAR in a Community-based initiative: videos bound to make your NEAR journey so much easier!
- Looking for a good introduction to start building on NEAR? Check out NEAR Onboarding Bootcamp!
METABuidl hackathon with up to $1M prizes: NEAR is partnering with ecosystem partners. You bring an idea related to your product. NEAR brings the prize!
- Want to get a headstart? Join NEAR Education’s series of pre-hackathon workshops.
- Check out the challenges.
- Timeline of the hackathon event.
- The cities confirmed as hack nodes.
- OWS Rewards and Opportunities August.
- OWC is officially accepting applications for BATCH III now! Batch III will start in September.
- The “Creators of the Blockchain” OWS program has officially launched.
- ARrterra Labs closed their seed round. Massive congrats!
- Octopus network — a revolution in parachains deployment?
- HEO announces the first campaign on their platform.
- Avrit: Earn for learning. It’s decentralized edu using evidence-based learning strategies.
- Why Aurora is different from other Ethereum scaling solutions.
- Watch the latest Aurora update here or read it here.
- A new era of gaming is NEAR with OPGames! OPGames gives gamers the ability to shape, define, and ultimately own the games they enjoy.
- Head of gaming @youtube: Play-to-earn is the next major gaming model.
- PixelDapps announced a partnership with Crypto Heroes.
- Gaming development update from Human Guild
- NEAR Games guild is live! Join the community of gamers and game creators based on NEAR Protocol.
- Human Guild is sponsoring this year’s Js13kGames: a yearly competition where JS and html5 game developers compete for prizes!
- A thought on how future games will be developed on web3 by Aliaksandr Hudzilin
- “Learn & Earn Series- Near” Quiz 2 with Bitmart.
FirstBlood and NEAR will host a Call of Duty Warzone Tournament with a $60,000 prize pool starting Aug. 8.
- Congratulations to Team Different Breed for winning the first NEARzone Warzone Tournament!
- Game jam by Js13kGames - Join the decentralization category and win $NEAR 13 Aug. - 13 Sep.
- The Gitcoin Open DeFi Hackathon is NEAR’s first DeFi hackathon Aug. 18 - Sep. 8.
- Paras Card4Card is back Aug. 20-24.
- $OCT sale on Skyward Finance Aug. 22-27.
- Metapool liquid staking on NEAR blockchain (stNEAR) Aug. 23.
- NEAR August Town Hall features Humanguild, Paras and Mintbase - Join and get updated on the future of NFTs Aug. 26.
- It’s time for MetaBUIDL Hackathon with NEAR. The infrastructure is ready to onboard the next billion users to Web3 - $1MIO in prizes!. Aug. 27.
- Launching NEAR Data Center.
- If you want to learn more about Octopus Network follow the OctGuild.
- NEARVerse Portal Guild: Helping create and maintain the new NEAR Wiki.
- Merchants of NEAR August contest is now live.
- NEAR Core Engineering update available here.
- Useful on-chain data explorers for performance tracking of the ecosystem.
- Check out the newest version of NEAR VISION. It’s full of updates on the ecosystem!
- NEAR Social Volume hit an all-time high on 8,018 unique social mentions in 24h
- NEAR is the second most mentioned Token on Twitter!
- Minting NFTs, making friends and burning beer at a German festival.
- Artist talk with Rendered Flesh & Barbara Tosti.
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